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New Blog Challenge

Ok, I only said I was going to watch cable....when I saw this on my sister's blog, I thought I needed to go ahead and do it. I really do like blog challenges because it gives me something to write about. Since I haven't done a project in a while, this would be a good place to start! I am in a writing kind of mood, so I will just start from Day 1 and go to Day 3, since I kind of started behind - shouldn't be too hard! Here is the blog link, if you are interested.....

Day One - Introduce Yourself!

My name is Jenna and I am a 31 year old married mother of 3 who also works a full time time, who is also a Christian, who is an avid dog owner and who is also a little overweight.

Did I mention everything?

Seriously, I am 31 years old and married to my best friend. His name is Jason and he came to me with two kiddos, Jordan, 9 and Sophia, 6. VERY shortly after we were married, I found out he had given me another gift - a baby, to arrive in 9 months. She is Avery Grace and she is 9 months old. We also have two dogs, Bella and Molly.

If you'd have told me the year I turned 29 that this would have been my life 3 years later, I would have told you that you were nuts. I knew I wanted to get married, eventually, and that I might want to have kids, maybe. The year I turned 29 was a hard one. I felt my 20's slipping away, with no prospects in mind for marriage anywhere on the horizon. Enter Jason, who just so happened to be a long time friend of mine, my first boyfriend when I was 12 to be exact, and the rest is history. Up until that point, my life was very much a single girl's life. I really loved to go out and be with my friends, I really liked being single, in the aspect that I could do whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. When I met Jason, that slowed down a bit but we still liked to have fun together. Then, when I got pregnant, I also turned 30 and realized that I didn't like to do those things so much anymore. I would much rather be on the couch, watching a movie with my husband than anything else. I make time for going out, just once in a while. It tires me out too much.

I love being a mother and I didn't really know if I would. When I found out I was pregnant, I didn't really know what to think about it. I was excited, but also very scared about how much it would change my life. Luckily, I have the best baby on the planet and I fell in love from the get go. I love being her mother and I love being a step mother, although that hasn't always been easy, But it's been an incredible journey that I didn't expect but am so glad God started me out on.

Day 2 - Tell Us About Your Blog

My blog has been around for a long time, I started it when Jason and I first started dating. It wasn't until this year, when I had Avery, that I updated it on a regular basis. I try to do it every day, but it hasn't been the last few weeks since I started a new job. I don't know, I just forget. But anyway, I really started getting into it more because I had a desire to write and I also had a desire to chronicle my family's life together. As I started blogging more, I started reading other people's blogs and so now, it has also turned into a place where I can show off a creative side I never even knew I had. So, I guess my blog is just a little bit of lots of things.

Day 3 - Tell Us About Your Job

My job is still new, I just finished my fourth week this week. My job was kind of a surprise, I wasn't looking to change jobs but it was presented to me and I thought it sounded interesting, although I think I would have been too intimidated to apply for it on my own. I work for an engineering company as an admin assistant and the majority of my day is spent assisting engineers on projects, proposals, reports, and applications for various clients. I have actually learned alot about engineering, air quality, pollutants, EPA and TCEQ regulations, and other things I never expected to learn. I really don't need to know any of this to do my job, I have to know alot of Microsoft Word to do my job. But what I love about it is that any time I want to learn something new and educational, I work with people who are more than willing to teach me. It really is cool for someone like me, a closet nerd, who loves to ask endless amounts of questions. That is, until they start talking to me about algorithms and mathmatical equations. No offense guys, but snooze.


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